Sand Volleyball
    Pepperdine Dominates First Day Of USC Women's Sand Volleyball Four-Team Tourney
    Kati Duddridge and Megan Thornberry
    Kati Duddridge and Megan Thornberry

    March 16, 2012

    The Pepperdine women's sand volleyball team saw three of its five pairs teams win all three of their pool play matches to dominate the first day of a four-team, three-day tournament hosted by USC on Friday (March 16) at Santa Monica's Annenberg Community Beach House.

    The Waves posted an overall record of 12-3, led by 3-0 marks by the teams of Michaela Christiaansen-Emily Cook, Victoria Adelhelm-Kellie Woolever and Caitlin Racich-Summer Ross.

    Florida State went 8-7, led by the teams of Jace Pardon-Jekaterina Stepanova and Aurora Newgard-Brittany Tiegs, who each went 3-0.

    USC was 7-8 on the day, with its teams of Sara Shaw-Geena Urango and Kati Duddridge-Megan Thornberry each going 2-1.

    Long Beach State was 3-12, with the Caitlin Ledoux-Tara Roenicke pairing posting a 2-1 mark.

    Friday's pool play format saw one pairs team from each school compete in each of the five pools. The results determined the seedings for Sunday's (March 18) single elimination bracket play that will crown a pairs champion.

    Saturday's (March 17) competition will be double elimination flight play to determine a team champion. The matches are expected to be played, rain or shine.

    POOL PLAY (March 16, 2012)

    Court 1 (1. PEP 3-0, 2. USC 2-1, 3. FSU 1-2, 4. LBSU 0-3)

    Sara Shaw-Gene Urango (USC) def. Visnja Djurdjecvic-Melanie Pavels (FSU) 21-16, 21-19

    Michaela Christiaansen-Emily Cook (PEP) def. Laurn Minkel-Delainey Aigner-Swesey (LBSU) 21-17, 27-25

    Shaw-Urango (USC) def. Minkel-Aigner-Swesey (LBSU) 21-18, 21-14

    Christiaansen-Cook (PEP) def. Djurdjecvic-Pavels (FSU) 26-24, 21-19

    Djurdjecvic-Pavels (FSU) def. Minkel-Aigner-Swesey (LBSU) 21-19, 21-17

    Christiaansen-Cook (PEP) def. Shaw-Urango (USC) 21-16, 23-21

    Court 2 (1. PEP 3-0, 2. LBSU 2-1, 3. USC 1-2, 4. FSU 0-3)

     

     

    Caitlin Ledoux-Tara Roenicke (LBSU) def. Lauryssa Blackman-Jeassica McGregor (FSU) 21-11, 21-18

    Victoria Adelhelm-Kellie Woolever (PEP) def. Katie Fuller-Natalie Hagglund (USC) 9-21, 25-23, 15-7

    Adelhelm-Woolever (PEP) def. Blackman-McGregor (FSU) 21-19, 23-21

    Ledoux-Roenicke (LBSU) def. Fuller-Hagglund (USC) 21-15, 21-17

    Adelhelm-Woolever (PEP) def. Ledoux-Roenicke (LBSU) 15-21, 21-19, 15-13

    Fuller-Hagglund (USC) def. Blackman-McGregor (FSU) 21-13, 21-18

    Court 3 (1. FSU 3-0, 2. PEP 2-1, 3. USC 1-2, 4. LBSU 0-3)

    Kirby Burnham-Kelly Irvin (USC) def. Libby Fontanilla-Alma Serna (LBSU) 21-10, 21-10

    Jace Pardon-Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) def. Lilla Frederick-Kim Hill (PEP) 23-21, 21-19

    Pardon-Stepanova (FSU) def. Burnham-Irvin (USC) 21-13, 21-10

    Frederick-Hill (PEP) def. Fontanilla-Serna (LBSU) 21-8, 21-9

    Pardon-Stepanova (FSU) def. Fontanilla-Serna (LBSU) 21-14, 21-15

    Frederick-Hill (PEP) def. Burnham-Irvin (USC) 21-19, 21-19

    Court 4 (1. FSU 3-0, 2. PEP 1-2, 3. LBSU 1-2, 4. USC 1-2)

    Kendall Bateman-Sam Hirschmann (USC) def. Tyler Jackson-Janisa Johnson (LBSU) 21-15, 21-17

    Aurora Newgard-Brittany Tiegs (FSU) def. Kelley Larsen-Stevi Robinson (PEP) 21-16, 23-21

    Jackson-Johnson (LBSU) def. Larsen-Robinson (PEP) 25-23, 25-23

    Newgard-Tiegs (FSU) def. Bateman-Hirschmann (USC) 21-14, 23-21

    Larsen-Robinson (PEP) def. Bateman-Hirschmann (USC) 21-11, 21-12

    Newgard-Tiegs (FSU) def. Jackson-Johnson (LBSU) 21-16, 21-19

    Court 5 (1. PEP 3-0, 2. USC 2-1, 3. FSU 1-2, 4. LBSU 0-3)

    Caitlin Racich-Summer Ross (PEP) def. Mallory Kiley-Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-9, 21-12

    Kati Dudridge-Megan Thornberry (USC) def. Chelsea Cabrajac-Haleigh Hampton (LBSU) 21-18, 21-8

    Duddridge-Thornberry (USC) def. Kiley-Pellitteri (FSU) 21-18, 21-18

    Racich-Ross (PEP) def. Cabrajac-Hampton (LBSU) 21-12, 21-11

    Racich-Ross (PEP) def. Duddridge-Thornberry (USC) 21-15, 21-14

    Kiley-Pellitteri (FSU) def. Cabrajac-Hampton (LBSU) 21-13, 17-21, 15-7

    TOTALS: PEP 12-3, FSU 8-7 USC 7-8, LBSU 3-12